Riviera Nayarit is one of Mexico’s most exquisite vacation destinations, spread over 200 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Here a natural ecosystem of mountainous jungle quietly exists, overlooking the many small resort towns that form this stunning destination. This complete Riviera Nayarit Travel Guide outlines the best reasons to visit to this unique destination. Riviera Nayarit takes great pride in protecting its rainforest and wildlife. It is one of the primary breeding grounds of Olive Ridley sea turtles where over the years, thanks to conservation efforts, thousands of females have made their way onto the beaches to lay their eggs. This paradisiacal coastline is famous for its spectacular beaches and great surfing locations such as San Blas and Sayulita. It is one of the few states in Mexico that produces true tequila (as opposed to mezcal), and there are several distilleries in the area where visitors can enjoy tastings and tours. Riviera Nayarit is home to descendants of the Aztecs where heritage is proudly celebrated. Mexcaltitan, in the northern part of Riviera Nayarit, is thought to be the cradle of the Aztec civilization. For those seeking adventure, there are plenty of hiking trails through the lush undergrowth, up rugged mountain peaks. There is also the option to horseback ride along the beaches, or visit the famous hidden beach of Marietas Islands reachable only by boat. The coast is dotted with small, characterful towns, each with their own distinct personality where the locals are friendly and welcoming. - Where is Riviera Nayarit?Riviera Nayarit is a 200 mile stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico. It lies between the historic port of San Blas and the mouth of the Río Ameca at Banderas Bay, in Nuevo Vallarta.- What is the best season for a vacation in the Riviera Nayarit?Riviera Nayarit has two distinct seasons: the rainy season between June and October, and the dry season from November to May. The peak season generally starts in November and runs through April, and this is when you’ll find the largest number of sunny days. Off-peak season is great too with evening rainfall that provides a welcome respite from the heat of the day.